PAULINE del Rosario carded a final round three-over 73 for an 18-stroke victory in the Under-16 division of the 18th Faldo Series Grand Final at the Greenbrier’s Old White TPC in West Virginia on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).
Del Rosario, who fired earlier rounds of 71 and 74, wound up at 218, to clinch a berth in the Asia Grand Final at Mission Hills Golf Club in China next March.
Austria’s Emma Spitz finished second.
Princess Superal struggled to a closing 78 and ended up joint second in the Under-21 section behind American Megan Khang, who fired a 73 for a 217 total.
The US Girls Junior champion shared joint second spot at 220 with Kelly Whaley of the US, who had a closing 70.
In contention for the overall crown Superal sputtered early with a bogey and a double-bogey. She birdied No. 3 but after four pars, bogeyed No. 8, dropped two strokes on No. 11 and bogeyed four of the last seven against a lone birdie.
Del Rosario finished eighth in the overall race while Superal ended up joint 11th.
Zachary Bauchou carded a 72 and tied Czech Simon Zach, who made a 73, for the top spot at 212.